Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Einarr þveræingr Eyjólfsson (Eþver)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Einarr Eyjolfsson, þveræingr, Islandsk höfding, 11. årh. (AI, 307, BI, 284-5).

Skj poems:
Lausavísur
Lausavísur

Einarr (Eþver) was the son of Eyjólfr Valgerðarson (EValg), and his nickname refers to his home territory of Þverá (Munkaþverá in Eyjafjörður, northern Iceland). He is an adversary of the titular hero in Víga-Glúms saga, and his second lausavísa Eþver Lv 2V (Glúm 11) is associated with a fight against Víga-Glúmr (ÍF 9, 94-5); it is edited in SkP V. Finnur Jónsson (LH I, 519) believed both Einarr’s lausavísur to be genuine, citing the form rinna, which rhymes on linns in Lv 2/2V.

Lausavísa — Eþver LvI

Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Einarr þveræingr Eyjólfsson, Lausavísa’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Brepols, Turnhout, p. 804.

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Skj: Einarr Eyjolfsson, þveræingr: Lausavísur (AI, 307, BI, 284-5); stanzas (if different): 1 | 2

in texts: ÓH

SkP info: I, 804

notes: Verse 1 is from group C/D; verse 2 from A1 (ÓH).

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This stanza (Eþver Lv 1) shares with the sole lausavísa of Einarr’s father Eyjólfr (EValg Lv) a concern for the integrity of Iceland; it is dated to c. 1024 in Skj. It is preserved as an interpolation to ÓH ch. 114 in ms. 61; a text in 761bˣ is copied from there and therefore of no independent value.
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